“When I learned that another new photo editing application was coming, one that claimed it would be able to take on the juggernaut of the industry, Adobe Photoshop, I rolled my eyes,” Mark Reschke writes for T-GAAP.
“‘First this software will need to be able to knock off Pixelmator,’ I thought,” Reschke writes. “I downloaded Affinity Photos immediately, and within one day of using the software I realized that Affinity was no competition for Pixelmator – it easily surpassed it.”
“Affinity Photo was engineered from the ground up for OS X. There is no Affinity Windows counterpart. There no shared code or pallet design ported from the platform best forgotten. Affinity Photo is 100% OS X goodness, and already includes Force Touch capability,” Reschke writes. “Pixelmator is stable, it creates solid masks, can work with RAW image files, and it even has limited CMYK abilities. But where Pixelmator’s shore ends is where Affinity Photo’s large speed boat is waiting to take you on board and finish the journey.”
Read more in the full review here.
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